Jose Bautista: Coverboy?

For the baseball video game junkies, this is Jose Bautista during a recent photo shoot for MLB 12: The Show.

Back in November, it was announced that Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez would be the cover athlete for the game, scheduled for release on March 6, 2012 for PlayStation 3. However, these photos might justify a little bit of speculation over the potential for a separate Bautista-graced cover being released in Canada.

No matter the outcome, the Toronto Blue Jays slugger promises big news coming next week.

Comments (16)

  1. That is interesting.

    It’s possible that they’re using him for the cover to sell in Canada. Some games have separate covers, I believe (some UFC games had GSP on the cover, only in Canada).

  2. The separate cover for Canada wouldn’t surprise me. They did it for the WWE game a few years back.

  3. I think 2K also did it back in 05 with Marty Turco being on the cover of NHL 2K5 in the US and Sundin in Canada.

  4. Has there ever been a BLue Jay on the cover of a video game before…I would think Roy would have had to have been no ?

  5. It would be pretty awesome if Bautista graced a Canadian only cover. HYPE for the game rising!!

  6. Not at all unprecedented – look at the number of regional covers the NHL series has done, with as many as 5 country-specific cover athletes at once: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NHL_series

  7. What is everyone gonna buy? 2k or The Show?…

  8. Am I in the minority that would prefer a Brett Lawrie on the cover???

    I love Joey Batts and all, but might as well ride the Lawrie train while we can. Choo choo!!

    • Yes, yes you are. Your mapleboner is protruding out of the computer screen. Have some discretion sir.

      Also, your sister sucked in X-Men.

  9. Considering Bautista got more votes than anyone ever for the All Star Game, maybe the Show should consider putting Bautista on all the covers, not just the Canadian one. Why Gonzalez?

    If you need to pander to the Massholes, why not Ellsbury?

  10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18CNI6z-u5I

    Not real since it features the old jersey.

  11. I would not be happy to see a Canada-only cover with Bautista. I want Bautista to be graced by all of the league, not just Canadians. This is CANADA… Not some strange foreign country to USA. We have a team in the MLB, and we should be classified as any other team. The MLB is not made up of 29 teams, plus one Canadian team. Its a league with 30 teams! Please, please, pleaaaaasse do not do this. Save those images for 2013 and have him on the cover then.

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